......it may be an upgrade in lenght but in my opinion not in terms of quality. Ribeye's look quite nice but from what I've heard and seen, they are not the best build craft and rather expensive as well !!! Boats and Outboards remains a great place to research ideas as does the Forum.
What is it you and your family are after ? i.e. Family outings in nice conditions - long distance cruising - diving/fishing - hitting the rough stuff - all the above.
In answering these along with several other questions, you'll start to form a picture of what might best suit your needs.
For example, me - I like family outings, picnicing, sunbathing, bit of cruising but not too far and the occasional outing with fellow ribsters in whatever the elements can throw at us.
Therefore, I've gone for a rib with a leisure lay out (bench seats not jockeys) a picnic table, sunbathing platform and large internal fuel tank, 6 mtrs for the rough stuff and a 140 for the cruising.
Get me drift...........
Whereas a pal of mine with more money than sense (P
D) has a 4 mtr because in answer to similar questions, that is the best rib suited to his particular needs.
Anyway, choosing a new RIB is one of the best and most exciting things one can do with ones money - especially if it's dads
Keep us informed.
"DAAAAAAAAAAAAD any chance of a loan"...........